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. that's from defense secretary leon panetta, talking about the offensive against islamic are rebels in mali. mali is one of the poorest nations on the planet. a groiing home base for islamic extremists, we are led to believe. secretary panetta says the u.s. will help with intelligence and supply, but there are no plans to commit u.s. troops, at this point. all of this comes as america prepares to wine down the longest war ever in afghanistan for the united states. the secretary says that the u.s. will face huge threats from abroad. >> the fact is that the war on terrorism continues. we have made good progress. we have undermightmined their ay to conduct the attacks they would like to conduct. but the war on terrorism continues. >> shepard: french troops could face a very difficult in mali, a nation that some analysts have called a flat afghanistan. islamic extremists control much of the northern part of the country. yesterday, they took a town in central mali. an american pastor jailed in iran is set to go before a notoriously tough judge now, known as the hanging judge. the america
americans are involved in what defense secretary leon panetta called a terrorist attack and the situation is still fluid. the algerian military launched a rescue operation without american help, despite the pentagon's offer to assist, and it reportedly did no go well. the militants claim the raid led to the deaths of 35 hostages 15 cappers and there's word there are four hostages free. but we're still getting conflicting reports on details here. all this, one day after the militants stormed the facility near the libyan border, algerian state television reporting. it was payback for algeria letting france use its air space. here's news from the pentagon. a lot of conflicting reports here. what do we know about the americans involved? >> what we can tell you for certain, those two americans who escaped are on route to london. they should be landing there sometime later today. but we also -- secretary of state clinton just spoke about the situation in algeria. >> instability in mala has rated the opportunity for a staging base and safe haven for terrorist. >> the white house confirms there a
.s. secretary of defense leon panetta has warned there will be no place to hide to anybody that harms an american citizen. jonathan hunt. any clarity on the situation with these americans? >> no clarity but we do have breaking news. the militants themselves through the african news agency has just said they are holding a total of seven hostages still, two of those again, americans but also revealing now that they have three belgians, one japanese citizen and one british. in terms of the two americans, one-eyed leader wants to trade those americans for the blind sheik who is being held here in prison in connection with his role with the world trade center bombing. a state department spokeswoman has a response to that. >> the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. i'll say it again, the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. >> do you expect the same? >> we do not negotiate with terrorists. we're obviously in consultation with the al jeer yanks. >> gregg: they will be no negotiation over any kind of swap for the terrorists prisoners held here on those two as we und
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